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Fox Adds Two Major Cast Members to ‘24: Legacy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox has added two pivotal cast members to “24: Legacy,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Veronica Cartwright (“Alien,” “The Birds”) and Laith Nakli (“The Visitor”) have both been cast in the “24” revival, which debuts midseason on Fox.

Cartwright has joined as a series regular. She will play Margaret Donovan, Senator John Donovan’s (Jimmy Smits) mother. Described as well-heeled and connected, the character is formidable in business and politics and has lost very few battles in her life.

Nakli, in a recurring role, will portray one of the series’ bad guys. His character Kusuma is a battle-hardened jihadist and fighter.

Both new cast members join series star Corey Hawkins, who takes on the central role of Eric Carter in the reboot of the beloved action series, which is based on the original “24” that starred Kiefer Sutherland (who is an executive producer, but is not in the show, as he’s currently starring on ABC’s “Designated Survivor”). Miranda Otto and Teddy Sears also star in “24: Legacy.”

The show revolves around a military hero’s (Hawkins) return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back, compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

Cartwright, who recently had an arc on ABC’s “Resurrection” and Amazon’s “Bosch,” is repped by manager Mitch Clem and Jeffrey Leavitt of The Leavitt Agency.

Nakli, who recurred on NBC’s “The Blacklist” and “Blindspot,” plus CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” is repped by Dan Sheldon at Media Artists Group.

24: Legacy” premiere Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl on Fox.

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